Pruning & Cutback
Our expert pruning teams will keep your trees, shrubs, bushes and lawns shaped, edged and well maintained, improving their appearance. Regular pruning improves plant health but cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, directing new healthy growth. Hard cutback pruning usually takes place twice a year, before or after the growing season starts. Our grounds maintenance teams have many years of experience in catering to the pruning needs of business facilities, offering a wide range of services including hedge trimming, hedge cutting, hedge maintenance, and hedge care. Our grounds operatives are dedicated to keeping your hedges and trees in pristine condition, ensuring a safe, tidy, and well-maintained appearance for your facility.
OUTCO grass services offer a guaranteed way to keep your grass looking smart, tidy and professional throughout the growing season
OUTCO’s hedge cutting services ensure your hedges are well-maintained and looking great, and also prevent spreading and overgrowth into walkways, ensuring safe, unobstructed passage for pedestrians
OUTCO’s litter picking service includes the removal of all litter and waste from commercial properties, as well as the disposal of all waste in accordance with government legislation
OUTCO provides sweeping and blowing services to keep your facility clean. We help you prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris, and keep your sites clean and safe
OUTCO offers comprehensive tree surveys which include a detailed health and condition assessment and a risk assessment
OUTCO’s tree works teams provide a full range of tree maintenance operations including felling, crown lifting, pollarding, canopy reductions, aerial dismantling, stump grinding and surveys for diseases such as ash dieback
Strimming is an effective way to maintain grass in hard-to-reach grass areas, around tree bases, obstacles or grass banks. After grass cutting, strimming helps to keep edges looking neat and tidy and can also be effective in maintaining large grass brush areas
Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hog Weed, Himalayan Balsam (to name but a few), and other non-native plants pose a significant threat to the UK landscape and its biodiversity and can cause serious damage or harm to people and infrastructure
OUTCO believes in the importance of creating a well-maintained environment. OUTCO uses selective chemical herbicide weed spraying to target specific weed types, or non-specific herbicides for broader control when required
Leaf clearance takes place during the autumn season and includes the clearance, collection and removal of leaf debris from lawns, walkways and car parks. Regular leaf clearance helps to preserve lawns and shrubs from damage caused by excessive leaf coverage and promotes a healthy landscape
OUTCO offers a regular, scheduled bin emptying service that helps to maintain a healthy, clean site and avoids the attraction of pests and vermin. Our hassle-free service empties bins of all sizes and can remove all waste from site
Managing the moss on your site is an ongoing process, especially in areas prone to growth, and is therefore important to keep up with regular moss removal and preventative measures
OUTCO’s landscape installation services create aesthetically pleasing workspaces, through well-maintained buildings and attractively landscaped grounds – vital in creating a positive first impressions by visitors
Pruning & Cutback
At OUTCO, we understand the importance of regular pruning and cutting back to keep your hedges dense, neat, and within bounds. Whether you need formative pruning for young hedges or maintenance pruning for established ones, we have you covered. Our hedge pruning services are tailored to your specific requirements, and we use the appropriate equipment to shape and maintain your hedges efficiently and effectively. In addition to hedge trimming, we also offer tree trimming, tree cutting, tree maintenance, and tree care services. Our grounds operatives are experienced in working with both hedges and trees, ensuring that your estate is kept tidy and well-manicured. We take care of all the cuttings, removing and disposing of them responsibly, and we always leave your premises clean and free of debris.
Overgrown hedges on commercial properties can cause various issues, and with the new high hedge legislation in the UK, neglecting them can lead to fines. That’s why it’s crucial to schedule the task of regular hedge maintenance. Our team of grounds operatives has years of experience in sensible hedge size reduction, hedge cutting, and all types of hedge trimming work. We are well-versed and have the apparatus to handle hedges of all sizes and heights, providing comprehensive hedge cutting and garden maintenance services for larger establishments.
Over time, hedges can become overgrown, causing them to lose their shape and density and to address this properly, periodic pruning by professionals is essential
Sometimes, hedges may exhibit uneven growth, with certain areas growing faster or thicker than others. This can result in an unsightly appearance. The solution is to selectively prune the denser areas to promote balanced growth throughout the hedge. Skilled pruning techniques, such as thinning cuts, can be employed to encourage more even growth.
Disease and Pest Infestation
Hedges, for example Box, are susceptible to various diseases and pests, such as fungal infections, aphids, or caterpillars. Pruning can sometimes expose these issues, as signs of infection may become visible during the process. If you notice any signs of disease or infestation, it is important to address them promptly. Consult with OUTCO who can identify the specific problem and recommend appropriate treatments, such as applying fungicides or insecticides.
Timing & Types
When it comes to pruning your hedges, we understand the importance of timing. Different hedges are best trimmed at different times of the year, and we ensure that we follow the optimal schedules for each variety and species. Whether you have formal hedges that require precise lines and boundaries or informal hedges that need a more natural and relaxed look, our experts employ the right techniques to achieve the desired results. To ensure the success of our hedge pruning services, we use the best equipment available in the market. From hand-held hedging shears for smaller hedges to powered hedge trimmers for larger ones, we have the tools necessary to handle any job. We take into consideration factors such as weight, reach, blade type, and power when selecting the appropriate equipment for each task. Our goal is to provide efficient and high-quality pruning services that leave your hedges looking their best.
Safety is our utmost priority at OUTCO. When using powered hedge trimmers, our professionals are required to always wear PPE such as safety goggles and thick gloves to protect themselves. We will remove any obstacles on the ground before starting work and avoid using powered tools above shoulder height. Sturdy tripod ladders, step ladders, or platforms are used to ensure stability, especially when working on uneven ground. Electric hedge trimmers are used with residual current devices (RCDs) for added safety, and we always take precautions to prevent accidental cutting of the cable. In addition to hedge pruning, we also offer tree cutting, tree pruning, and lopping services. Our arborists are trained to reshape and maintain the health of your trees, ensuring their longevity and minimizing any safety hazards they may pose. Dead, asymmetrical, or structurally unsound trees can be addressed by our operatives, who will help them grow stronger and enhance the overall appearance of your property.
OUTCO is your reliable partner for all your hedge pruning and tree cutting needs. Our professional services are tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business facilities, and our friendly staff is ready to provide you with a quote over the phone or via email. Don’t let overgrown hedges and trees diminish the appearance and value of your estate.
Hedge Shaping and Design
If you have specific design preferences for your hedges, our skilled professionals can help shape them accordingly. Whether you prefer formal shapes like squares or cones or more intricate designs, we have the expertise to create the desired look while maintaining the health of the plants.
Hedge Health and Disease Management
Our team is trained to identify common hedge diseases and pests. If we notice any signs of disease or infestation during our pruning process, we will inform you and provide recommendations for appropriate treatment to prevent further damage.
Emergency Hedge Pruning
In case of unforeseen circumstances such as storm damage or overgrown hedges obstructing pathways or visibility, we offer emergency hedge pruning services. Our team will respond promptly to address any urgent hedge trimming needs, ensuring the safety and functionality of your commercial premises.
Hedge Height Reduction
If your hedges have grown too tall and are causing privacy or aesthetic issues, we can provide hedge height reduction services. Our experts will carefully reduce the height of the hedges while maintaining their shape and density, ensuring they remain healthy and visually appealing.
Hedge Removal and Disposal
If you have hedges that need to be completely removed, we can handle the entire process for you. Our team will safely remove the hedges, including the roots if necessary, and dispose of the debris responsibly, leaving your property clean and ready for any future landscaping projects.
Seasonal Hedge Pruning
Different types of hedges require pruning at specific times of the year to promote healthy growth and maintain their shape. We understand the seasonal pruning requirements for various hedge species and will schedule our services accordingly, ensuring your hedges thrive year-round.
Commercial Property Hedge Pruning
Our hedge pruning services are specifically tailored to meet the needs of commercial properties such as office complexes, retail centres, hotels, and industrial sites. We understand the importance of maintaining a professional and well-groomed appearance for your business, and our services are designed to achieve that.
Fully Insured Services
We prioritize the safety and security of our clients and their properties. Our hedge pruning services are fully insured, giving you peace of mind in case of any unforeseen incidents or damages that may occur during the pruning process.
OUTCO works as the principal winter service provider for Amey under their national partnership with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). We deliver a highly performing winter gritting and snow clearance service to MOJ prisons each winter season – across Wales, northern England and the West Midlands.
OUTCO has worked with INEOS since June 2017, delivering a broad scope of grounds maintenance services to the client’s primary oil refinery site in Grangemouth, Scotland. We manage around 1 million m2 of green spaces, maintaining these areas around offices, substations, bunds, fencing lines, pipeline tracks, and open spaces
A period of consultation between LJHA and OUTCO around the spiralling tree maintenance costs lead to a detailed arboriculture survey being carried out across the entire portfolio. The survey took place over a two-month period. All individual trees were plotted by GIS onto maps and given unique identity codes. The species, age, location and condition were recorded as well as any works required at various levels of priority e.g. within three months within twelve months within twenty-four months.
As the leaves begin to fall, businesses of every size are faced with the annual challenge of leaf accumulation on their premises. Those red, brown and yellow tones of Autumn may look stunning and evoke dreamy thoughts of stirring family walks and mulled wine, but for business, falling leaves clog drains, leading to water damage and flooding, and accumulate on paths, car parks, and other areas, posing a slip and fall hazard. Fallen leaves also attract pests and block gutters
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The UK is no stranger to the extreme of winter weather. Throughout its history, the country has faced several extreme winter snow years, each leaving an indelible mark on infrastructure and the lives of our citizens.
With over two decades of expertise in winter gritting, OUTCO’s operational team has more experience than any other winter services provider in the UK